About a film

About Radio Silence: Carmen Aristegui, the voice of Mexico's independent press

As a multi-awarded journalist, Carmen Aristegui is one of the few voices in Mexico able to speak freely on the airwaves. She does not hesitate to expose corruption networks at the highest levels of State and clergy. In 2015, she was abruptly fired from the radio station that employed her. But Carmen never gives up: despite the threats against her and her family, she decided to create her own internet platform to continue to raise awareness about important issues in an intoxicated Mexican media landscape on a daily basis. Come meet an extraordinary woman!

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Thursday 12 March

21:00

Espace Pitoëff - Grande salle

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Co-presented with the Délégation Genève Ville Solidaire (DGVS), the RTS, the Courrier International

Speakers

Carmen Aristegui Journalist and film's protagonist

Juliana Fanjul Filmmaker

Moderated by

Claire Carrard Head of redaction, Courrier international

Competition - Creative documentary

Radio Silence

by Juliana Fanjul

Carmen Aristegui will not be silenced. The journalist is one of the few voices in Mexico to speak freely on the airwaves to millions of listeners. In 2015, she was sharply dismissed after revealing a corruption scandal involving the president. But Carmen never gives up: despite constant threats, she creates her own platform and continues to raise awareness in Mexico’s toxic media landscape. A story carefully filmed in close-up by Juliana Fanjul, in which resistance becomes a form of survival.

A RTS film

  • Section: Competition - Creative documentary
  • Original language: Spanish
  • Subtitles: English & French

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Director(s)

Juliana Fanjul

Producers

  • Philippe Coeytaux
  • Jose Cohen
  • Nicolas Wadimoff

World sales

  • Sweet Spot Docs

Distributor

  • Sister Distribution

Duration

78'

Year

2019

Production country

Mexico & Switzerland


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